The Modulation Pack is a collection of four MaxforLive devices designed by NOISS COKO, developer of the Control Pack.
AM Module is a versatile and useful device that can be used to create auto panning, tremolo or amplitude modulation effects. It offers four different modulation waveforms and several ways to determine its frequency, covering a widerange that goes from 0.01 Hz to 12.500 Hz.
Medium-high rate values will add overtones and harmonic richness to the signal, creating a classic AM effect that could be applied to percussions, synths, or any desired instrument.
While working on sync mode, rate values will be synchronized with Live’s global tempo, allowing to generate rhythmic modulation patterns from pad or string sounds. A chain of two, three or more modules with different configurations, could be used to create polyrhythmic patterns and more complex results.
This device is a stereo delay effect that offers individual time control for each channel, including also two oscillators as modulation source for both left and right time values. Time and rate modes allow to express their values using different unit styles: musical notes, note durations (sync) and milliseconds/Hz.
FM Delay covers a wide range of creative needs besides being a classic delay effect, working as a completely versatile tool that could be applied to all kind of instruments and sounds. Using low modulation frequencies, it’s easy to produce clear tones that result in deeper and intense bass sounds. Higher values will add harmonic richness and overtones to the signal, sounding like an overdrive, or even similar to a bitcrusher effect.
AM & Delay Chain
The Modulation Pack concludes with a pair of devices called AM Chain & Delay Chain, as MaxforLive devices these work in tandem with the others in the pack.
Delay Chain is an audio effect that uses four delay layers, where time values are defined using musical notes. For instance, if the selected note is “A3/440 Hz”, time will be equal to 2.27 ms, which corresponds to its period. Add notes and chords to percussive sounds or compose complex patterns by setting a group of automations. Each layer has its own level, feedback and time configuration. Their individual outputs can also be routed to the next layer before going directly to the main output.
AM Chain is an audio effect that uses three modulation layers, where amplitude modulation frequencies are defined using musical notes. For instance, if the selected note is “A3”, its frequency will be equal to 440 Hz. Each layer has its own level, amount and rate configuration.